Programme Manager NGO Jobs – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Job Title:  Programme Manager
Organisation:  Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
Reports to: Deputy
Programme and Learning Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF) is a multi-donor funding mechanism aimed at
strengthening governance, promoting and protecting human rights, enhancing
access to justice, and improving accountability in Uganda by working with state
and non—state institutions at national, regional and district levels throughout
the country.
Job Summary:  The Programme Manager is expected to have strong capability in
supporting state and non- state actors in promoting democratic governance work
in Uganda. The Programme Manager will participate in relevant programme
analytical work; project proposal and budget development; monitoring partner
project implementation and providing technical support; and ensuring quality
assurance to the DGF supported work of the implementing partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and update the theory of change
    for high level outcome 1 “strengthened democratic processes that
    respond to citizens’ rights” and align it with the overall DGF results
    framework and theory of change.
  • Provide a contextual analysis of
    national and international key developments related to civic and political
    affairs and recommend best practices to be adopted.
  • Contribute to the design of calls for
    proposals; participate in review of submitted proposals and selection of
    competent partners for funding in line with DGF terms and conditions.
  • Oversee the disbursements of funds to
    partners and review their financial reports to ensure compliance to DGF
    partner financial guidelines.
  • Monitor and provide support to partner
    project implementation
  • Manage the relationship between DGF and
    lPs. including ensuring consistency in interaction/ messaging and support
    across all teams.
  • Assist the Organizational Development
    Advisor and relevant subject matter experts in conducting partner
    organizational assessment and design strategies for building the capacity
    of partners in the relevant areas.
  • Review partner’s procurement requests in
    a timely manner to ensure they adhere to DGF procedures.
  • Provide advice to the Programme &
    Learning Manager (PLM) and DPLM on the interventions as well as Sphere
  • Build and maintain robust working
    relationships with key stakeholders including state and non-state
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual
    and quarterly work plans for the Sphere and report in line with the DGF
    results framework and M&E Strategy.
  • Promote and monitor the mainstreaming of
    crosscutting issues such as gender and youth into the activities of
    implementing partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an advanced
    University degree in Political Science, Social Science, Law, Development
    studies, Human Rights or related area.
  • Experience in project planning and
    management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in
    managing (sub) grants to national state institutions and national NGOs
  • At least five years of experience of
    analysing and working with governance issues, relevant government/state
    institutions, political parties, and civil society organizations.
  • Track record of maintaining constructive
    relations with partners and managing financial and technical support.
  • Competencies of result based management,
    programme design and implementation, budget development, capacity
    development, organisational development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong governance subject matter
    analytical capacity, Strategic Planning, Leadership & Team building,
    Collaboration & Partnership, Strong Decision Making, Contract
    Management & Budgeting, Programme Knowledge and Reporting &
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters with three work- related
referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications should be marked:
“Programme Manager – DGF”. E-mails that exceed 2MB will not be
People Performance
Plot 8 Kitante Close
P.O. Box 12405
Kampala. Uganda
Email to: application@ppg.co.ug
Deadline: 24th August 2018 by 5pm
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